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Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday.

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood homered off Weaver leading off the fifth as a pinch hitter. Wood hit three homers last season. He pitched Wednesday.

Weaver gave up four runs — three earned — and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Mike Olt hit a two-run homer and a triple for the Cubs.

Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic.

Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, rolled to a 78-39 victory over the Mountaineers on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

The tourney's top seed and an overwhelming favorite to cut down the nets next month in Indianapolis, Kentucky (37-0) advanced to Saturday's regional final to play third-seeded Notre Dame, an 81-70 winner over Wichita State in the other semifinal.

The Fighting Irish may need to call Rudy, consult with Digger Phelps and wake up the echoes from some of those stunning upsets in football and hoops they have pulled off in the past.

Here are scores from Thursday night's high school baseball games involving local teams.

Baseball
Marshall County 10, St. Mary 0 (5 innings)
Trigg County 8, Crittenden County 2



Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had the lone bogey-free round, birdieing Nos. 2, 3, 9, 11 and 17.

The winner last year in Mexico at the start of the wraparound season, Hoffman has eight top-10 finishes in nine appearances in San Antonio.

Aaron Baddeley was second after a 68.

Max Homa had a 69, and Phil Mickelson and Ryan Palmer shot 70.

At first glance, it seems like just another Atlantic Coast Conference game — North Carolina State vs. Louisville.

Except it isn't. The winner advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and the loser goes home.

The Wolfpack (22-13), the eighth seed in the East, meets fourth-seeded Louisville (26-8) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome in a matchup of teams somewhat familiar with each other. The Wolfpack had the upper hand against the Cardinals in Louisville's first season in the conference, beating them 74-65 on Feb. 14 in Louisville. Barber scored 21 points.

Louisville, in the Sweet 16 for a school-record fourth straight year under Rick Pitino, isn't the same team that lost to the Wolfpack. Standout guard Chris Jones, a fierce defender, had 20 points in the first matchup, but when Louisville traveled to Syracuse four days later Jones didn't make the trip and was later dismissed from the team for off-court problems.